Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley is a fertile region of land, in northwest Oregon State, fed largely by the Willamette River and its wealth of tributaries.
Throughout the mid-1800s, with Fort Vancouver as its economic and trading hub, the Willamette Valley became a focal point for farming, settlement, trade, and conflict—between Indigenous and settler populations and over US and British interests.1
  • 1. J. S. Galbraith, The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial Factor, 1821–1869 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976), 177-91.
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Fort Vancouver

Willamette River